During this past week, weeks before, and coming days the message of our Savior will be discussed a lot. The only problem I see with this, and in any case, when we go over scripture, is that we do not always apply what we read or hear.
We do not always connect.
We do not always try to understand.
Somehow we have found repeating stories to become dry, watered down, and a barrier is made. A veil covering our eyes, ears, and hearts.
There are certainly a number of scriptures that are harder to relate to, but anything regarding Christ shouldn’t be. Miracles, accusations, deep lessons, and hypocrites getting called out…there’s a lot of drama and excitement bundled all together.
It’s really sad that the stories we “veteran” Christians are aware of somehow have detached from the true meaning. We read these truths with a desensitized heart. It’s similar to hearing the news of death in the background. We become accustomed to it.
I’m not saying this is the case for everyone. Also, DO NOT POINT FINGERS at those who struggle with this. Truthfully, there are parts of scripture I glance over, too. I think we all at one time or another encounter this. It’s like we are searching for something. As if we are on a ship and desiring land…but instead keep our faces only to the sky.
We are not looking where we need to. We look where we “want” to.
The next couple of days I really ask that you and I read with desire.
Desire for every word. Desire to connect to Christ. Desire to understand what He went through.
If we think of someone we value be it a best friend, parent, family member, or mentor. This person would go out and beyond for us. Every time we have stories of this person “gave me their kidney” or “dropped everything and helped me” or “didn’t care it was 3am they talked to me” etc. These stories WOULD NEVER be dry or watered down to us.
That’s because we have found deep meaning in them.
It’s because we remember why these stories and this individual are important.
Apply that to Christ and scripture ❤
Apply that to the truth of our Savior 🙂
(You may be interested in How To Meditate On Scripture)
Do you ever struggle connecting to scripture?
Monthly Scripture – (NIV) 2 Corinthians 4:02, “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”
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